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Looking to buy a walk-behind mower, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rblantonjr, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I am looking to buy a gear-driven walk-behind. I have only owned ZTR's and was looking to add a walk-behind to use on small lawns and as a back-up. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Lesco's. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. GLLawns

    GLLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I have a 48 inch Lesco belt drive, and a 48 Lesco hydro and love them both. I would stay with the hydro, especially if you are doing tight areas, but the gear drive is a great mower in my opinion.
  3. rblantonjr

    rblantonjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    How is Lesco's dealer repair network?
  4. Laidback03

    Laidback03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    i got a 36" exmark metro belt drive. i would go with a 48" exmark Hydro. They are the best mowers out there! 5 years old never replaced a mark jinxx jinxx
  5. karol

    karol LawnSite Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 99

    If you got wide open yards you can't go wrong with a ferris 36(old style, single hydro) If you got a lot of turning,hills,trees you must have the 36 hustler trim-star. It will save you a lot of time and once you get used to the stearing.
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I have a 36" Lesco Hydro and it is a great mower. It does really well on hills and in tight spaces. If you are not going on any steep hills, I think a belt drive would be fine.

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